*stands up.* My name is Annie, and I… have a world building problem. I first got hooked on worldbuilding by reading Papa Tolkien, My Queen JK, and also Weird Uncle Eddings. Goiter Uncle Lucas played a role as well, and so did Mama Tammy Pierce. But let’s put the blame where it belongs: squarely upon… Continue reading Four Things I Love About World Building!
So I’ve been on vacation for the last couple weeks. I mean kind of — because I’m a writer, so I’m almost always working, especially when traveling. Travel is one of the things I do to recharge my writer batteries, refill the tank with new ideas and inspiration. It’s fun for me, but it occurs… Continue reading So you’re traveling with a writer…
This May will be my first agentversary — one year exactly since I met my literary agent. I know that isn’t really A Thing. If it were going to be A Thing, it would probably fall on the day I signed the contract, not the day we met. BUT STILL, it seems like an auspicious time… Continue reading Three Things to Remember When Looking for an Agent
Listen up kids, I frickin’ love Jane Eyre. I love the Brontës. I love Charlotte Brontë in particular. Last Thursday was her birthday and in belated honor of that, I’m going to talk about BRONTË THINGS. Particularly, Brontë books you probably haven’t read and maybe should. Lots of people have read Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. Some… Continue reading #Bronte200: Three Brontë Novels You Probably Haven’t Read
When I was a kid, there was this pool we used to visit on hot summer days. It was more of a waterpark really, with things to climb on and fountains and giant floaty foam hippos. And there was this one pool apart from the main pool: on one side was a waterslide down into… Continue reading Why the Writing Process is a Waterpark